"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Finally... A Homemade Hair "Do"!}

This is what my hair looked like when I took it down at my Dad's birthday party:) A lion mane, yes, but that's not the point. :) Look at those roots! Actually, the roots weren't as bad as I thought they'd be after going so much blonder a few months ago. And since I had to cancel my hair appointment last week due to a conflict with work, I decided to take the matter into my own paws...I mean...hands. :) Several of my sisters, cousins, Vanessa, and my mom have had lots of luck coloring their own hair and I've been wishing I could do my own for a long time. Last time I tried and just used a boxed color which resulted in a DISASTER---a real homemade hair "don't!" But I decided to try again and do things a little differently.

I went to Sally Beauty Supply and bought myself a mixing bowl, brush, 40 volume developer, an extra rich conditioning packet, and some Kalidecolors bleach for about $12. I was determined to do it myself!

So, I mixed the stuff up and painted it on the areas where I saw dark roots and the places I knew I wanted to be blonder. I didn't get all the underneath layers but you can't see that anyway:) I did some pieces on the very underneath that show when I pull my hair up. Critical, since that's about every other day. And then I waited----and hoped for the best!

And here are the results!
Not the best pic but as you can see, the roots are gone and it's bright and blonde once again:) Next time, I'll let it process a little longer to let the blonde come up another level or two but I was pretty pleased with the results. And I SAVED MONEY which made me VERY HAPPY! Not just a little bit---about 70 bucks!

Best of all, next time all I'll have to do is buy the bleach for about $4 since I have plenty of developer left! Yes, these kinds of things make me really happy:)




Anonymous said...

your hair is so gorgeous laura!
brittney :)

Be Radiant said...

Thanks Girl!!!! Yours is too!

Kristi's Space said...

I love your hair. It looks amazing!